Celebrating the significant work of dedicated attorneys who believe in giving back to their community, Florida Rural Legal Services honored 25 attorneys for their pro bono work at the recent FRLS Pro Bono Awards Luncheon at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.
The attorneys were recognized for giving of their time and talents to assist those who otherwise could not afford legal fees in the tax clinic, with family law issues and other legal work.
Attorneys honored before about 80 people, including judges, Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett and other attorneys, were:
Scott Atwood, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers;
Shanthy Bala, Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Fort Myers;
Albert V. Batista, Naples;
Norma H. Brill, Fort Myers;
Daniel Dalesandro, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Fort Myers;
Theresa Daniels, Daniels Law Office, Bokeelia;
Che Diaz, Diaz Law Office, Fort Myers;
Tina M. Dedtrick, Levins & Warnock Law Group, Fort Myers;
Kelly Fayer, Fayer Law Office, Fort Myers;
Cary Goggin, Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest, Cross, PLLC, Naples;
Kim E. Howard, Howard Law Office, Estero;
Richard Johnston, Johnston Law Firm, Fort Myers;
Jeffrey R. Kuhns, Kuhns Law Office, Punta Gorda;
Lisa Musial, Musial & Musial, LLC, Cape Coral;
Greg Nussbickel, Nussbickel Law Firm, Fort Myers;
Christina O’Brien, Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers;
Ryan O’Halloran, O’Halloran & O’Halloran Law Office, Fort Myers;
Frank Pavese Jr., Pavese Law Office, Cape Coral;
Richard Ricciardi, Powell, Jackson, Steven & Ricciardi Law, Fort Myers;
Kayla Richmond, Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers;
Alexis Sitka, The Law Office of Alexis A. Sitka, Fort Myers;
Steven Spence, Spence Law Firm, LaBelle;
David Steckler, ACT Shelter, Fort Myers;
Joseph Trunkett, Trunkett Law Group, Fort Myers;
John Webb, Webb Law Group, Fort Myers.
Also recognized were several interns from Florida Gulf Coast University who worked with Naples Attorney David Steckler.